STUDENTS FROM THE KIUNA INSTITUTION PARTICIPATED IN THE NEW ALBUM OF THE COWBOYS FOUNDATION DASHING
With the help of lyricist Jonathan Harnois, students from Kiuna Institution wrote the song Mémoire pour Elisapie.
There is a tremendous energy in this room in honour of Magtogoek, the river of great waters. Major chords, undulating pulsations, poetry of the text; here everything conspires to highlight a deep indigenous voice.
Here are the details of the project:
The St. Lawrence is a strong symbol of our identity geography; the relationship we have with it is multiple and complex. With the brand new project LE SAINT-LAURENT CHANTÉ, powered by the COWBOYS FRINGANTS FOUNDATION, in collaboration with the DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, 11 exceptional creators wanted to explore the link that unites us to this majestic waterway: Alex Nevsky, Patrice Michaud, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Maude Audet, Antoine Corriveau, Elisapie, Salomé Leclerc, Jérôme Minière, Galaxie, Saratoga, as well as songwriter Jonathan Harnois.
To achieve this, the collective asked Quebec youth to lend a hand by inviting them to share their vision of the river they encounter on a daily basis. Students from Kiuna Institution proudly participated in this project!
Three meetings with each group allowed the author Jonathan Harnois to discover the relationship that these young people have with the river. It was also an opportunity to include them in a reflection and to invite them to tame their creativity through writing. Inspired by this in-depth contact, the author wrote the texts for the album, which were then set to music and performed by 10 renowned artists.
It is therefore at the end of a great collective effort that the 10 songs of this superb album are born!